Birkenstock Lighting Design is committed to providing you with the best architectural lighting design. We approach every project with a focus on aesthetics, functionality, cost, maintenance and energy efficiency.

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Birkenstock Lighting Design  is committed to providing you with the best architectural lighting design. We approach every project with a focus on aesthetics, functionality, cost, maintenance and energy efficiency.

 

 

 

What is distinctive about Birkenstock Lighting Design firm?

• Lighting solutions that are seamlessly integrated into the architecture

• Ease of maintenance, cost control and energy efficiency are key components of our commitment to green building practices and owner satisfaction.

• With old world work ethics and new age competencies, the team at Birkenstock Lighting Design has a track record to prove:

       - On-time performance

       - Flexible fees

       - Honesty, integrity, and value

       - Responsiveness to client needs

       - Collaborative spirit

 

Birkenstock Lighting Design is a member of the following professional organizations:

• International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

• Illuminating Engineering Society of America (IESNA)

• International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

• Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

 

Birkenstock Lighting Design is a certified woman owned economically disadvantaged small business. BLD is incorporated, registered with Dunn & Bradstreet, and carries professional insurance levels to meet large scale commercial design project requirements.

Birkenstock Lighting Design is a leader in use of technology to provide creative lighting designs. Some of our tools in technology include:

 


AutoCAD

Basic, yet powerful, Birkenstock Lighting Design utilizes AutoCAD for documentation and coordination.

 

Revit

Utilizing BIM technologies Birkenstock Lighting Design streamlines the design process and helps our architectural  clients with clash detection by implementing lighting equipment in real time right along with them.

 

3D Studio Max, Elum Tools & Photoshop

• Allows us to provide realistic photographic renderings utilizing the materials and finishes provided by our design clients within their REVIT model.

• This is especially beneficial for presentations to our client’s clients (the owners and end users) to completely visualize the end product from the lighting approach.

 

Visual Lighting Calculation

During the design phases of our projects, we continually run in-house photometry lighting calculations to ensure proper foot-candle levels per the IESNA standards are met. Visual also allows us to calculate daylight contribution as well as produce 3D renderings with color representative of lighting levels throughout the space.

 

Energy Calculation

In our “back or house” design phases, we run in-house energy calculations to ensure code compliance, as well comparative calculations towards the targeted LEED or other energy goals. We work with several programs (due to varying state codes), and typically hand this electronic documentation to the electrical engineering consultant, eliminating the redundancy of work efforts.

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Interested in working at Birkenstock Lighting Design?

 

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*Other design and administrative contract employees are hired on an as needed basis.

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Projects/Clients

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Banks

 

Bank of the West
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, Oakland

CAMPUS / PLAZA

 

CREATE, Campus for Research*
Singapore
Perkins + Will, San Francisco

Fillmore Center*
San Francisco, CA
Axis, San Francisco

Kilroy Realty - 100-150 Hooper St.
San Francisco, CA
PFAU LONG Architecture & FME Architecture + Design

Kilroy Realty - 333 Dexter St.
Seattle, WA
Miller Hull, Seattle

Kilroy Realty - Academy Square
Los Angeles, CA
House & Robertson Architects, Inc.

Symantec Headquarters*
Cupertino, CA
HOK, San Francisco

CORPORATE /

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

 

Baker Botts, LLP
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, Houston

Baker McKenzie, LLP*
San Francisco, CA
Fee Munson Ebert, San Francisco

BPM
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Ramone

Covington & Burling, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Crowell & Moring, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Cushman & Wakefield
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Dodge & Cox
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Friedkin Companies
Houston, Tx

Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe*
Seattle, WA
Studios San Francisco

Investment Firm*
San Francisco, CA
Tom Eliot Fisch, San Francisco

Keller & Heckman
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Kilroy Realty
San Francisco, CA
Kilroy, San Francisco

Kramer & Levin
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Latham & Watkins, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

O’Melveny & Meyers
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff*
Los Angeles, CA
Studios, Los Angeles

SF Association of Realtors
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Sidley Austin, LLP*
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Think Panamure
San Francisco, CA
FME Architecture, San Francisco

Thornton Thomassetti
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

CORPORATE TI

 

A9
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Air BnB
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Adobe
San Francisco, CA
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Akamai
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

AKQA
San Francisco, CA
Jones Lang LaSalle

Amazon
Sunnyvale, CA
IA Interior Architects, San Francisco

Apple
Cupertino, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Amazon
Sunnyvale, CA
IA Interior Architects, San Francisco

Baidu
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Capital One
San Francisco, CA
IA Interior Architects, San Francisco

Confidential Client
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

D’Décor
Mumbai, India
Gensler, San Francisco

EA (Electronic Arts)
Redwood City, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Facebook
Menlo Park, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Google
Mountain View, CA
Gryphon Studios, Daly City, CA

Hewlet-Packard
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Jose

IBM
Foster City, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Jamestown Creative
Sunnyvale, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Morrison Foerster
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Jose

NetApp
Sunnyvale, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Neustar
San Francisco, CA
Studios, San Francisco

Parkside Lending
San Francisco, CA
Topetcher Architecture, San Francisco

Rohan
Mumbai, India
Gensler, San Francisco

Stripe
San Francisco, CA
Rapt, San Francisco

Symantec
Cambridge, MA
Gensler, San Francisco

Synopsys
Mountain View, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Ten Cents
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Terradata
San Francisco, CA
Embarcadero Partners, San Francisco

USPTO
San Jose, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Verifone
San Jose, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Yahoo
Playa Vista, CA
Gensler, San Francisco & EDG

 

COUNTRY CLUBS

 

Ladera Oaks
Portola Valley, CA

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING CENTERS

 

Apple
Cupertino, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

IBM
San Jose, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Microsoft Envisioning Centers*
Irvine, Atlanta, NYC, Las Colinas,
Chicago, Malvern, Southfield
Studios, Los Angeles & NYC & Microsoft

Verizon Innovation Center
San Francisco, CA
Nelson

HEADQUARTERS

 

Autodesk
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Guess Headquarters*
Los Angeles, CA
Studios, Los Angeles

Nokia Headquarters
Sunnyvale, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Suzhou Industrial Park*
Suzhou, China
IA Interior Architects

Gallo
Modesto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

HEALTHCARE

 

Hoag Memorial Hospital*
Newport Beach, CA
KMD Architects, San Francisco

Stanford Hoover Pavilion*
Palo Alto, CA
Tom Eliot Fisch, San Francisco

Stanford Executive Medical Center*
Palo Alto, CA
Brayton Hughes Design Studio,
San Francisco

Stanford Women’s Cancer Center*
Palo Alto, CA
Brayton Hughes Design Studio,
San Francisco

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

 

888 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Disney Fantasia Theater*
Burbank, CA
Studios Los Angeles

Hana Haus
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Investment Firm @ Pier 5*
San Francisco, CA
Tom Eliot Fisch, San Francisco

Rosie the Riveter*
Richmond, CA
Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Berkeley

Stanford Hoover Pavilion*
Palo Alto, CA
Tom Eliot Fisch, San Francisco

The Battery
San Francisco, CA
FME Architecture, San Francisco and
Ken Fulk Interiors, San Francisco

HOSPITALITY

 

Disney Dream & Fantasy Cruise Ship*
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Disney, FL

Hanahaus/ Bluebottle
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Intel Marketplace
Hillsboro, OR
Gensler, San Jose

Lark Creek Steak*
San Francisco, CA
Lark Creek

Letterman Cafe
The Prisidio, CA
EDG, Novato

Lorenzo 360°*
Kuwait
Alamosa Design Associates, San Francisco

Nokia Hospitality Lounge*
Sunnyvale, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Nordstrom Café Bistro*
U.S. chain wide
Nordstrom

Nordstrom Ebar*
U.S. chain wide
Nordstrom

Nordstrom 6th & Pine*
U.S. chain wide
Nordstrom

Rulli Café*
San Francisco, CA
Rulli

Symantec Cafe
Mountain View, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Spaghetti Brothers
San Francisco, CA
Topetcher Architecture, San Francisco

The Battery
San Francisco, CA
FME Architecture, & Ken Fulk Interiors,
San Francisco

Yahoo
Playa Vista, CA
Gensler, San Francisco & EDG

Yoshi’s Jazz Club & Restaurant*
San Francisco, CA
Morimoto Matano Kang Architects,
Berkeley, CA

HOUSE OF WORSHIP

 

South Post Oak Baptist Church*
Houston, TX

City of 10,000 Buddhas Temple*
Ukiah, CA

INSTITUTIONAL

 

Rice University - Rayzor Hall *
Houston, TX
Morris Architects, Houston

MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING

 

Kaiser- Gallery @ Central Park North
Santa Clara, CA
Gensler, San Francisco; Architects Orange

Kaiser- Gallery @ Central Park South
Santa Clara, CA
Gensler, San Francisco; Architects Orange

Kaiser- Cobalt - 45 Buckingham
Santa Clara, CA
Gensler, San Francisco; Architects Orange

Kilroy Realty - Academy Square
Los Angeles, CA
GBD Architects

Vallejo Street Project
San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Weiss Architecture, San Francisco

PHILANTHROPY / CHARITY/ EVENT SPACES

 

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2009*
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2010*
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2012
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Gensler DZine Window Display
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Public Architecture 2009*
San Francisco, CA
Perkins + Will, San Francisco

Windows 2010*
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Windows 2013
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, ASD & RIM Architects,
San Francisco

REAL ESTATE RESPOSITIONING (SITE & LOBBIES)

 

180 Montgomery Street*
San Francisco, CA

201 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

301 Howard
San Francisco, CA
Huntsman Architecture, San Francisco

303 Second Street*
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

601 California Street
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

601 McCarthy
Milpitas, CA
Embarcadero Realty Services

888 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

1455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
ASD, San Francisco, CA

Digital Realty
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Digital Realty
Freemont, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Kilroy Realty - Columbia Square
Los Angeles, CA
Kilroy Real Estate

Kilroy Realty - Heights at Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
Kilroy Real Estate

Kilroy Realty - Key Center
San Francisco, CA
Kilroy Real Estate

Levi’s Plaza
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

RESIDENTIAL

 

Arens Residence
Oakland CA

Bateman Residence
Houston, TX

Burry/Nichols Residence
Healdsburg, CA

Collins Residence
Houston, TX

Duddleston Residence
Houston, TX

Fastow Residence
Houston, TX

Fields Residence*
Houston, TX

Freiden Residence
Houston, TX

Kuwait Residence*
Kuwait
Alamosa Design Associates, San Francisco

Lost Creek Residence*
Austin, TX

Skilling Residence*
Houston, TX

Smith Residence
Houston, TX

Zucker Residence
Tiburon CA

RETAIL

 

Gantry
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Marmot
Prototype
Gensler, San Francisco

Old Navy*
Emeryville, CA
Old Navy / Gensler, San Francisco

REI Flagship "Store of the Future"*
Boulder, CO
Gensler, San Francisco

THEATER

 

Adobe Chaplin Theater
San Francisco, CA
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Disney Fantasia Theater*
Burbank, CA
Studios, Los Angeles

Guess Headquarters / Fashion Runway*
Los Angeles, CA
Studios, Los Angeles

Kinkaid Performing Arts Center*
Houston, TX
Studio Red Architects, Houston

Microsoft Envisioning Centers*
Irvine, Atlanta, NYC, Las Colinas, Chicago, Malvern, Southfield
Studios, Los Angeles

TRANSPORTATION

 

San Francisco Airport T3 BAE
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

*Indicates Inga Birkenstock's projects prior
to forming Birkenstock Lighting Design

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Publications/Awards

888 Brannan Street / San Francisco, CA

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: National Special Citation for Architectural integration with respect to historic elements

2015  •  IIDA Award

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: Section Award of Merit

08/2015  •  LD&A Magazine: Award Winners

01/2015  •  Interior Design Magazine; Best of the Year Awards (2014): Lobby

2015  •  AIA San Francisco/ Small Firms, Great Projects

 

Cushman & Wakefield / San Francisco, CA

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: Section Award of Merit

08/2015  •  LD&A Magazine: Award Winners

01/2015  •  Interior Design Magazine, issue; Best of the Year Awards (2014): Mid-size Corporate Office

 

SFO International Airport, Terminal 3, Boarding Area E/ San Francisco, CA

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: National Award of Distinction

2015  •  IIDA Award

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: Section Award of Merit

12/2015  •  Interior Design Magazine, issue; Gensler Redesigns San Francisco International Airport

08/2015  •  LD&A Magazine: Award Winners

05/2015  •  LD&A Magazine: Products at Work; "Top Flight"

01/2015 • Archtizer.com, Reaching a Higher State: Five New Developments in LEDs

 

Samsung Design Office / San Francisco, CA

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: Section Award of Merit

08/2015  •  LD&A Magazine: Award Winners

01/2014  •  Interior Design Magazine, issue; Best of the Year Awards (2014): Mid-size Creative Tech Office (Nomination)

2014  •  IIDA Award “Against the Odds”

 

Symantec / Cambridge, MA
2015  •  Gensler Design Award

 

The Battery / San Francisco, CA

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: Section Award of Merit

08/2015  •  LD&A Magazine: Award Winners

2014  •  IIDA Award

7 x 7 San Francisco (The Art + Design Issue) Nov. 2013 Issue No. 119

Autodesk / San Francisco, CA

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: Section Award of Distinction

2015  •  IES Illumination Award: Section Award of Merit

12/2015  •  Interior Design Magazine, issue; Gensler Completes Most Recent Office for Autodesk

08/2015  •  LD&A Magazine: Award Winners

10/2014  •  Building Design + Construction, issue; Special LED section

07/2014  •  SSL Magazine, issue; “Creativity by the Bay”

05/2013  • Interior Design Magazine, issue; “All work, some play”

2013  •  IIDA Award

 

DIFFA Dining By Design / San Francisco, CA

2012  •  IIDA Award

 

Nokia Headquarters / Sunnyvale, CA

2011  •  IIDA Award

05/2011  •  Interior Design Magazine, issue; “On the Phone”

 

Guess? Headquarters / Los Angeles, CA

04/2011  • Interior Design Magazine, issue; “Guess Who’s Back in Style?”

2010  •  IIDA National Award

12/2009-01/2010  •  Artravel Magazine, issue; “Maison En Amerique”

 

Yoshi’s Jazz Club / San Francisco

2009  •   Lounge & Nightclub People’s Choice Award / AIA Los Angeles

Restaurant Design

 

REI Prototype Store of the Future / Boulder, CO

2009  •  IES Illumination Award: Energy & Environmental Design

2008  •  DDI Magazine; “Portal to the Great Outdoors”

2008  •  “Retail Store of the Year: Environmental Sustainability”

Chain Store Age Magazine February

 

Suzhou Industrial Park / Suzhou, China

2007  •  IIDA Award

 

Skilling Residence

2003  •  Houston by Design, Publisher: Rex Spencer Space Solutions;

First Edition (2003)

 

Kinkaid Performing Arts Center / Houston Texas

2000  •  Society of American Registered Architects and Houston AIA /

American University & Schools

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Company News

BLD’s 2015 Roundup of Events

 

With BLD moving into our 5 year anniversary in February of 2016, we close 2015 winning 13 Design awards, and 6 publications this year.

 

SFO T3BAE project won the highest “Award of Distinction” through the Illuminating Engineering Societies’ Edmund F. Guth Memorial Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design. It was like winning the Oscar for Lighting! Now we just have to light that big lead crystal trophy!

 

 

 

 

Additionally, presented to us at the Illuminating Engineering Societies’ National convention was the Special Citation for the Interior Lighting Design for Architectural Integration for Respect to Historical Elements for the 888 Brannan Street project. For a laugh . . . see the video below:

IN THE NEWS AND ON THE TABLE

 

Kilroy Realty Corporation is taking over the West Coast, and we are partnering with them on many projects in creating inspiring buildings focused on “meeting the changing needs of the most dynamic companies in the world.” Birkenstock Lighting Design is traveling the west coast, truly identifying and embracing the spirit and culture of the varying diversification.

REBRANDING BY BRENDEN

 

Birkenstock Lighting Design has thankfully been REBRANDED! Our new image was created by Brenden Mendoza, a former employee of Gensler’s branding group in which Inga met and admired on many past projects.

The new branding includes our logo, website and business cards. Please let us know what you think, and if you experience any difficulties or glitches!

For more information about Brenden’s work, (we refer to him as Brenden the Branding Guy) visit his website at:
www.brendenmendoza.com.

BirKenstock LightinG Design is hiring!

 

Interested in working in a fast-paced, creative, and collaborative work environment? Birkenstock Lighting Design is currently looking for talented lighting designers at all professional levels.

 

Click here to view our career opportunities page

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